Local museum galleries often serve as dynamic classrooms for courses, allowing faculty and students first-hand access to paintings, prints, sculptures, and decorative objects. The collections are also used for individual or course research projects, sometimes leading to an exhibition.
With over 7000 objects, the Skinner Museum also has important collections of minerals, fossils, furniture, maritime objects, firearms, glass, ceramics, & tools.
The Skinner Museum
Founded in 1876, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum contains a searchable collection of 24,000 works of art, decorative art, and material culture from around the world. There are opportunities to intern at the Museum, or to join the Guide Program, in which students develop educational programs using the collection.
A recent exhibition of art from the Ancient Americas at the MHC Art Museum.